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Astilbe x arendsii ‘Augustleuchten’
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Astilbe

False Spiraea

Where would gardening be without Astilbes? A showy group of herbaceous perennials, full and fluffy spires of spectacular feathery plumes rise above finely cut foliage of green and bronze. A natural for bold, vertical statements, its hardiness belies its delicate form. All prefer to lounge in cool, moisture-retentive soil, with partial to full shade (inland). One of the best perennials for woodland plantings, they’re also lovely cut flowers.

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Augustleuchten’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

The cultivar name translates to “august light”, alluding to its magnificent feathered scarlet-red plumes that are touted as blooming later than most other arendsii. The erect fluffy flowers ascend on slender stems from a lustrous, bushy fern-like clump of young leaves imbued with rubescent shades plus mature dissected deep greenery. Another spectacular George Arends creation, this Astilbe looks best in sweeps, makes a long-lasting addition to cut arrangements and wards off rabbits as well as deer.

Size: 2-1/2'–3' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Augustleuchten’ (P-1974)
Each $8.25
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